In 1929, the Department of Professional and Vocational Standards created the Contractors License Bureau, which eventually turned into the California Contractors State License Board, also known as the CSLB. Today this depatrment operates as part of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
This board has 15 members and an executive officer who is known as the Registrar of Contractors. CLSB's Board includes nine public members made up of eight non-contractors and one local building official, five professional contractors, and a representative for labor, all appointed by the Governor and the State Legislature. The CLSB maintains regular and scheduled meetings that are open to the public to provide an opportunity to hear the opinins of California residents.
The CSLB is responsible for licensing and regulating contractors in the 43 unique classifications that make up the construction industry. Currently, there are about 300,000 contractor licenses in the state. The Registrar oversees approximately 400 employees who work at the headquarters office in Sacramento and field offices throughout the state.
The Los Angeles construction experts at MPGroup often work with the CSLB because they to provide the verified license certificates used in many legal matters and because they have records of the status of a license and other support issues.
The CSLB headquarters is directly responsible for overseeing the the activities of its offices as well as starting disciplinary measures. These actions come from the investigations of complaints from consumers against contractors. Meanwhile, the Statewide Investigative Fraud Team, or SWIFT, addresses unlicensed activity.
Call (800) 684-9100 for a consultation. You can also contact our Los Angeles construction experts at MPGroup online.